Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 581.
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Reading Complex Words
Egbert M.H. Assink
Psychology Dept., Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Centre for Psycholinguistics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
AND COGNITION -- 22
In a series of fourteen chapters this book brings together current research
findings on the involvement of word-internal structure for the purpose of
word reading (especially morphological structure). Contributors include
many leading experts in this research domain. The central theme of reading
complex words is approached from several angles, such that the chapters
span a wide variety of topics where this issue is important. The
experiments reported in the book involve:
* different populations : children, expert readers, illiterates;
* different languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew,
Italian, Turkish, Serbian;
* different processing levels where morphology may play a role:
* different variables which may determine morphological effects:
morphological type, semantic transparency, branching relations among
Given this scope, the book offers a good state of the art platform in
current psycholinguistic research on the topic. Reading Complex
Words:Cross-Language Studies is a valuable resource for all researchers
studying the mental lexicon and to those who teach advanced courses in the
psychology of language.
Hardbound ISBN: 0-306-47707-6 Date: March 2003 Pages: 362 pp.
EURO 102.00 / USD 99.95 / GBP 64.00
The Nature of Time: Geometry, Physics and Perception
CNR, Palermo, Italy
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatransk Lomnica, Slovak Republic
William Mark Stuckey
Dept. of Physics, Elizabethtown College, PA, USA
NATO SCIENCE SERIES: II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry -- 95
This book provides the reader with the most recent scholarly insights into
the nature of time - undoubtedly one of the most profound mysteries that
science has ever faced. The selected contributions are grouped into four
conceptually different yet mutually cohesive chapters, carefully woven into
a comprehensive whole that goes well beyond standard treatments. The
subjects discussed include the fine structure of psychological time(s) and
consciousness, novel algebraic geometrical and number theoretic models of
time dimension, different arrows of time, time travel, EPR paradox, quantum
non-locality, pregeometry, and a host of relevant epistemological and
ontological issues. The book shows that research is becoming necessarily
interdisciplinary and does not ignore even such delicate issues as
"altered" states of consciousness, religion and metaphysics. Although
focused primarily on an academic readership, the treatise can be read with
profit by anyone fascinated by the enigma of time.
A coherent, multidisciplinary sampling of the most up-to-date professional
research on the nature of time, addressing four major themes: internal
times and consciousness, mathematical approaches to the concept of time,
the physicist's view of time, and integrative science's views of time.
Essential reading for anyone, scientist or layperson, with a serious
interest in the topic.
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Preface. List of participants. Group photo.
1: Internal Times and
Consciousness. An Overview; S. Grondin. The Human Sense of Time:
Biological, Cognitive and Cultural Considerations; A.D. Eisler. The
Parallel-Clock Model: a Tool for Quantification of Experienced Duration; H.
Eisler. Time in the Cognitive Process of Humans; R.Nikolaeva-Hubenova.
Studying Psychological Time with Weber's Law; S.Grondin. Time and the
Problem of Consciousness; M. Binder. Temporal Displacement; G.B. Vicario.
Discrimination and Sequentialization of Events in Perception;H.
Atmanspacher, T. Filk. Time, Consciousness and Quantum Events in
Fundamental Spacetime Geometry; S. Hameroff. How Time Passes; G. Franck.
Reality, and Those Who Perceive It; J. Sanfey. The Conscious Universe;M.
Kafatos, S. Roy, M.Drgnescu.
2: Mathematical Approaches to the Concept of
Time. An Overview; M. Saniga. Geometry of Time and Dimensionality of Space;
M. Saniga. Time in Biology and Physics; J.D.H. Smith. Analysis of the
Relationship Between Real and Imaginary Time in Physics; G.Jaroszkiewicz.
Clifford Algebra, Geometry and Physics; M.Pavai. The Programs of the
Extended Relativity in C-Spaces: Towards Physical Foundations of String
Theory; C. Castro. Time Measurements, 1/F Noise of the Oscillators and
Algebraic Numbers; M. Planat. Internal Time and Innovation; T. Antoniou, Z.
Suchanecki. Quantum Computing: a Way to Break Complexity; V. Di Ges,
G.M.Palma. On the Relational Statistical Space-Time Concept; V.V. Aristov.
Self-organization in Discrete Systems with Fermi-Type Memory; D.B.Kucher,
3: The Physicist's View of Time. An Overview; W.M. Stuckey. Thermodynamic
Irreversibility and the Arrow of Time; R.M. Kiehn. Time from Quantum
Uncertainty; Z. Jacobson. The Arrow of Time in Quantum Theories; G.
Vitiello. Conformal Time in Cosmology; T.T. Shevchenko. Acausality and
Retrocausality in Four- and Higher-Dimensional General Relativity; B.
Lukcs. Time, Closed Timelike Curves and Causality; F. Lobo, P. Crawford.
Is There More to T? A.C. Elitzur, S. Dolev. Global Causality in Space-Time
Universe; A.A. Chernitskii. Time at the Origin of the Universe:
Fluctuations Between two Possibilities; V. Dzhunushaliev. Q uantum Cellular
Automata, the EPR Paradox and the Stages Paradigm; J.S. Eakins. Planck
Scale Physics, Pregeometry and the Notion of Time; S. Roy. Causality as a
Casualty of Pregeometry; W.M. Stuckey.
4: Integrative Science's
Views of Time. An Overview; R. Buccheri. The Aristotelian Relation of Time
to Motion and to the Human Soul; C.C. Evangeliou. The Dynamics of Time and
Timelessness: Philosophy, Physics and Prospects for our Life; A.
Grandpierre. Spacetime Holism and the Passage of Time; F.-G.Winkler. The
Intelligibility of Nature, the Endophysical Paradigm and the Relationship
Between Physical and Psychological Time; R. Buccheri. Potential and Actual
Time Concepts; G. Darvas. Paradigms of Natural Science and Substantial
Temporology; A.P. Levich. Appendix. Time Questionnaire; G. Jaroszkiewicz.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1200-4 Date: April 2003 Pages: 464 pp.
EURO 165.00 / USD 162.00 / GBP 104.00
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